Description of problem:
In Fedora 17 the graphical plymouth splash worked perfect. With Fedora 18 Beta LiveCD it works as well. But when I upgraded from F17 to F18 Beta, I now get only text plymouth boot progress, no graphics.
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
$ cat /proc/cmdline
BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.6.7-5.fc18.x86_64 root=/dev/mapper/vg-lv_root ro root=/dev/mapper/vg-lv_root ro rd.md=0 rd.dm=0 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us rd.luks.uuid=luks-b07a401c-96a9-47ab-8569-ac1809a1a1b9 rd.lvm.lv=vg/lv_root rd.lvm.lv=vg/lv_swap LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rhgb quiet plymouth:debug
plymouth debug log attached.
These messages look suspicious:
[ply-renderer.c] ply_renderer_open_plugin:trying to open renderer plugin /usr/lib64/plymouth/renderers/x11.so
[ply-utils.c] ply_open_module:Could not load module "/usr/lib64/plymouth/renderers/x11.so": /usr/lib
64/plymouth/renderers/x11.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[main.c] find_distribution_default_splash:Distribution default splash is configured to be 'spinner'
[main.c] show_default_splash:Trying distribution default splash
[main.c] start_boot_splash:Loading boot splash theme '/usr/share/plymouth/themes/spinner/spinner.plymouth'
[ply-key-file.c] ply_key_file_open_file:Failed to open key file /usr/share/plymouth/themes/spinner/spinner.plymouth: No such file or directory
[main.c] start_boot_splash:Loading boot splash theme '/usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth'
[ply-key-file.c] ply_key_file_open_file:Failed to open key file /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth: No such file or directory
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. upgrade from F17 to F18
Created attachment 655938 [details]
$ sudo dracut -f
$ sudo plymouth-set-default-theme -l
(I don't know which one of those is set as default)
it looks like spinner is your current default, though not installed.
does yum install plymouth-theme-spinner and then dracut -f fix it?
I wonder how spinner became your default.
Ray, the approach form comment 3 fixed the issue for me. But I learned that spinner is not the theme Fedora uses by default (unless some change has been done in F18 very recently). So I removed it again, and used
$ sudo plymouth-set-default-theme charge
which finally reverted me back to the good old theme. However, I must not use this
$ sudo plymouth-set-default-theme -r
because it reverts it back to text theme again (even though I though charge was the default one).
My upgrade log is in attachment 655735 [details]. Do you see any reason why would the plymouth theme change during upgrade? Please note I have used plymouth.splash=fedup as boot argument to fedup to work around bug 879295. Can it be the cause?
I don't think this has been once-in-a-lifetime glitch, so more people will probably hit it once they start massively upgrading to F18.
I tried to reproduce with F17->F18 Final upgrade and everything worked correctly, I had "charge" theme afterwards. So either this was fixed in the meantime, or there was something in my previous configuration that caused it. Can't reproduce in a VM.
Here is a solution that restores the splash if you have nvidia drivers installed or ATI.. My resolution is 1280x1024x32. This might work for you, it might not.
add the following to /etc/default/grub
then run the following command
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
Nvidia 250 GTS is my card.
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